Shitamachi Tanabata

Photo by Littlelixie used under CC

Although this event officially runs for almost a week, apart from Saturday and Sunday in the middle, the festival consists of the decorations only and the traditional tanabata activity of writing your wish on a strip of paper and tying it to some bamboo,

The main events are a parade on Saturday and street performances on Sunday. The parade will include a procession of Harkey Davidson motorbikes as well as various police troupes – like the traffic police on their white motorbikes. Sunday’s entertainment includes street performers, jugglers and awa odori dance troupes. In addition, there will be shamisen performances and taiko performances.

The parade will take place along Kappbashi Hondori which runs from next to Asakusa Station to the vicinity of Ueno Station which will be a “pedestrian paradise” (closed to regular traffic) on both Saturday and Sunday.

Dates:
Web: http://shitamachi-tanabata... (Link in Japanese)
Entry: Free
Closest station(s): Iriya, Asakusa, Ueno
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